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Article by David Edgerly on his blog Levantine Musings where he shares his experience when visiting and actively participating in the wine production.

Article by David Edgerly on his blog Levantine Musings where he shares his experience when visiting and actively participating in the wine production.

 Wine Is An Expression of Nature Article by David Edgerly on his blog Levantine Musings where he shares his experience when visiting and actively participating in the wine production.  click here to read more of David Edgerly's articles One of the many traditions and regulations governing production of wine in the Bordeaux region is that you can water vines only when they are newly planted. All the rest are at the mercy of natural rainfall. While this might seem to put France at a disadvantage to other wine producing countries like Australia and the United States where growers can irrigate...

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Jancis Robinson elects Monicord wine of the week

Jancis Robinson elects Monicord wine of the week

Read the full article http://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/clos-monicord-bordeaux-superieur Yes, yet another red b******x, I'm afraid, but one that is highly distinctive, keenly priced, and sold direct from the property, outside the usual distribution systems.  Joep and Mireille Bakx were looking for a new life and an interesting wine farm in Bordeaux because she is Bordelaise; he is Dutch. In 2000 they ended up buying this tiny property (1.5 ha) in Verac 8 miles north west of Fronsac on Bordeaux's right bank in pretty green hilly country. (I know, you will read the word 'tiny' and think that it signals sky-high prices, but in this...

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